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    Lynn Santaniello
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    We really liked the flavor of the truffle salt although it's very slight.

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    Diana Vogel
    Amazing Flavor

    I LOVE Truffle Salt and the flavor of this one is amazing! I pretty much add it to everything from eggs to avocado and veggies.

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    Yoshi K

    This is my favorite brand of truffle salt. It has the best flavor and not too salty. I love to put it on many foods including popcorn, eggs, and fries.

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    MarieD

    I love this product. It is a lovely finishing salt with a beautiful aroma and flavor. It tastes great sprinkled over any food and can also be used to make a savory dressing.

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    I love this stuff! It's so easy to use, and I use it in my recipes all the time.

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    Powerful Truffle Flavor

    Wild Black Truffle Salt is infused with black truffles from the Italian countryside. This black truffle flavor profile is described as garlic, earthy, musky, and deliciously pungent.

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    What are the ingredients?

    Ingredients: Sea Salt, Dried Truffle, Natural Truffle Flavor

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    All About Truffles

    If you're looking for something special in your food, you may want to try black truffle - a rare and expensive item that can set you back hundreds of dollars. But what is black truffle, and where does it come from?

    What is a black truffle?

    Black truffle is a type of fungus that can be found in the forests of Europe, North America, and Asia. It has a strong, earthy smell and is used in food as a condiment or flavoring. Black truffle is rare and expensive, so it's not common to find them in stores.

    Black truffles, Tuber melanosporum, are perhaps the most commonly encountered variety and are also known as the French Black, the black gold, or Perigord. Black truffles grow on roots from hazelnuts and oak trees, and sometimes they are also called Perigord truffles, after the name of a region in France where they are commonly grown. This is likely because black truffles do grow, in at least some cases, on the roots of the hazelnut tree, but this does not necessarily determine the taste of the mushroom.

    There are a few similarities: White and Black truffles are underground fungi growing under oak trees on truffle farms. Truffles are often confused with mushrooms, but technically, the two are not the same species: Mushrooms grow above ground, whereas truffles grow below the surface. Truffles are a type of mushroom, but there is a crucial difference between truffles and mushrooms.

    This truffle is celebrated for that truffles garlicky taste, which is reminiscent of shallots, as well as its strong earthy, musky flavor. Another indigenous European truffle is the Burgundy truffle, also known as the autumn truffle. Two other similar species of truffle are the summer truffle (Tuber aestivum) and the winter truffle (Tuber brumale), which has lighter-colored meat. 

    The winter truffles, however, are harvested between November and March in the winter, hence are also called the winter black truffles. The black winter truffle season is a little later, between December and February. In France and Italy, these truffles are harvested in autumn, September through late December.

    Where are truffles harvested?

    They are harvested chiefly in southern France between November and March. These truffles are found in Italy, usually farmed and harvested on Italian peripheries. Truffles are available in two varieties, White Truffles, from in and around the city of Alba, Italy, and Black Truffles found all over Europe, but are mainly associated with the region of Burgundy, France, and also parts of Italy.

    Because truffles are growing in more places throughout the world these days, they are much more available to consume, rather than being limited only to fine dining. These days, white and black truffles are slightly more functional, and you will find truffles on many high-end restaurants' menus. Both black and white truffles have made their way into lotions and cosmetics and are known to offer a luxe way to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging.

    Unfortunately, on the modern market, the pricey black truffle known as Perigord is sometimes replaced by a far less sought-after Chinese truffle, which might look the same, but certainly does not taste the same. These truffles are similar in quality to the more expensive Perigord truffles but offer unique flavors and aromas. The smell of the Perigord truffle is unique, musk-like, with notes of mushrooms, garlic, and cacao.

    Truffle Oil

    If you ever ordered a dish at a restaurant that included truffles -- like truffle fries -- and did not see any shavings or chunks, chances are that they were made with truffle oil. Some truffle oil is made from genuine black or white truffles, but today's truffle oil is usually made from synthetic ingredients.

    Using truffle salt, you can quickly imbue truffle flavor in your dishes. Truffle salt keeps well over long periods, which allows you to enjoy the truffle's exquisite taste over months instead of weeks.

    It is important to note that truffles are best used fresh and have a shelf life of just a couple of weeks or less if stored properly. If you take the time to store truffles properly, you can minimize flavor loss. If you do not properly store your truffles, they quickly lose their moisture and flavor.

    Because black truffles are truly sensitive to the harsh growing conditions, they will not take well to extreme heat or extreme cold, particularly freezing temperatures that penetrate into the soil, which may happen during the summer and winter months. Since it grows underground, it gets its nutrients from trees, and it is nearly prominent that the flavor of the black truffle is quite rich and very earthy. The merits of Chinese Black Truffles are debated; some call them comparable to Black Summer Truffles, and others consider them totally unlike any European truffle.

    How are black truffles harvested?

    To harvest the truffles, whether commercially or from wild areas, it is not unusual for farmers to use specially trained farm animals, such as dogs or, historically, pigs, to sniff for truffles, as the black truffles cannot be seen above ground. Add in the fact that truffles grow underground and can be found only with the help of a pig or specially trained dog, and it is understandable why truffles are so extraordinary. The results of such truffle hunting are always uncertain; because truffles require particular growing conditions, farmers might find none.

    As a rough guide, farmers harvest black truffles in their orchards about seven to 10 days in December through late February or early March, digging around six to eight holes in the soil beneath the oaks and hazelnut trees in search of the truffles. Growing black truffles commercially may take three or four years and requires injecting fungal spores into the soil beneath the saplings of either oak or hazelnut trees. These truffles have a milder flavor than the black winter truffles, with an aroma like hazelnuts and chocolate.

    How to cook with black truffle?

    If you're lucky enough to get your hands on some black truffle, there's no doubt you will want to use it in a dish. But what is it exactly and how do you cook with it? Here we'll tell you all about this elusive and expensive flavor.

    Since black truffle is such an expensive flavor, most chefs will use it sparingly in their dishes. However, there are a few ways to cook with it. One way is to add it to risotto or pasta dishes as a flavoring agent. Another way is to pan fry or grill the truffles until they start to brown and then add them to your dish.

    The benefits of black truffle

    If you're a fan of luxurious foods, you'll love the taste of black truffle. This rare and expensive fungus is grown in Italy and has a robust and woodsy flavor.

    Here are five reasons to add black truffle to your diet:

    1. Black truffle has antioxidant properties that help reduce inflammation and protect against disease.

    2. It's a natural source of testosterone-boosting compounds called allolactones.

    3. It's an excellent magnesium source for maintaining healthy bones and nerve function.

    4. It can be used as an aphrodisiac because of its libidinous qualities.

    5. Finally, black truffle is high in monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health.

    Conclusion

    If you happen to be a fan of black truffles, then this article is for you. We cover everything from where to find them to how to cook them so you can enjoy the delicious flavors these fungi offer. If you're looking for a fantastic gift idea or something special for yourself, black truffle oil is worth checking out. So dive in and learn all there is to know about this unique species of fungus!

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